| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The Federal Trade Commission has cleared the way for the merger between Kroger and Harris Teeter.
Earlier this month, the FTC granted early termination of the waiting period, allowing the companies to move toward an end-of-January closing date on the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Albertsons is making a play for the top spot in the U.S. grocery industry with the purchase of rival Safeway for more than $9 billion in cash and stock.
Safeway, now the second-largest chain behind Kroger Co., owns the Vons and Pavilions brands in...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:51 AM
A group of 28 U.S. attorneys general is urging chief executive officers of five major retailers, including Walmart, to stop selling tobacco products, saying it is contradictory to carry such items in stores that also provide health care services.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Kroger's merger with Harris Teeter is now complete, company executives said in a press release on Wednesday.
The Federal Trade Commission approved the $2.5 billion deal earlier this month, clearing the way for the final closing stages. Hampton Roads...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Harris Teeter shareholders voted Thursday to approve the merger with Kroger.
The $2.5 billion deal, which was overwhelmingly approved by the Harris Teeter board, will allow Kroger to buy the smaller Harris Teeter chain. Hampton Roads is only one of...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:27 PM
For years, politicians and labor unions have pilloried Wal-Mart and other large employers for paying workers so little that many qualify for government health insurance at taxpayers' expense.
Now critics fear the public will get stuck with an even...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Ralph’s owner Kroger Co. and Sara Lee parent Grupo Bimbo are all said to be in the running to buy up assets from liquidating Twinkies maker Hostess, according to a report this week.
The companies, along with Midwest baked...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Kroger Co., the Cincinnati-based grocery giant that owns chains such as Ralphs and Food 4 Less, is heading for Wal-Mart territory with its $2.5-billion purchase of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc.
Taking over the Matthews, N.C., company and its 212...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:55 PM
As supermarkets try to figure out how to cut down on waste and experiment with alternative forms of energy, Kroger Co. says it's doing both simultaneously by turning landfill-bound organic matter into electricity that powers its stores, The Times'...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:19 AM
The Kroger Co. will buy Harris Teeter in a $2.5 billion deal, the company announced Tuesday.
Both grocery chains have a presence in Hampton Roads. Right now, Kroger executives are not saying exactly how the merger will change either grocery brand.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The Kroger Co. announced a definitive merger with Harris Teeter Tuesday.
Under the agreement Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Harris Teeter for $49.38 per share in cash.
Both grocery chains have a presence in the Hampton Roads region. ...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Murray’s Cheese, Greenwich Village’s cathedral to the possibilities of milk, is coming to Southern California this fall, opening “stores-within-stores” at some Ralphs grocery locations.
The first is set to open in early October...